What a ridiculous argument. You think "an open console would be great", even though you've posted:
Which clearly states you don't.
Not to mention, you followed that up by referencing Diablo 3 proving the PC isn't 'open', which just shows your lack of understanding of what open and closed systems are.
It's quite clear, based on all your posts, you also have an irrational dislike of Kickstarter. I mean, you state:
"My concern is mostly from the perspective that an open console would be great but I also want it to be done right. This company is basically asking US to fund their attempt at this."
Listen, that's the entire POINT of kickstarter. To get projects underway that have demand (we, the people) but not necessarily big name investors.
"If they fail do you think it will be tried again?"
Was it ever tried before? Kickstarter is part of the reason it IS being tried.
People keep saying you just piss on everyone else's parades, and honestly, it's absolutely true. You named yourself well, because you post as if you're a cancer.
And I haven't even bought into this system, mostly because I don't have a spare $100. But your negativity and vitriol throughout, combined with your misunderstanding of basic terms like 'open' and 'closed', is just a sad, sad, thing to read.
First off, my name is cancerman because I work on the development of cancer drugs...so unless you have saved a life shut the
Second my point of an "open" console is different from the "open" ecosystem I was referring to. They will have their own store. It will have to be managed. It will NOT be an open system. It cannot be. There will have to be rules in place to protect the developers investment. You may be able to do what you want with the hardware but their software will still be a closed system.
Third, this type of idea HAS been tried before. If you look back several people have pointed out products that are either on Kickstarter or in development like the Evo2.
Fourth, I have contributed to several Kickstarters. Double Fine and the Wasteland ones to be more specific. I do not have an irrational dislike of the concept. Launching a game and a console are completely different beasts. Microsoft spent 500 million on launching the Kinect and more on the original xbox...this is the kind of stuff this concept is up against.
Edit: I also never personally attacked anyone during my arguments so you may disagree with what I say and I may have a few facts wrong but I am at least not an ass like you taking swipes at my character.